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There are now separate numbers for the Parish Office (703-221-4044) or (703-291-7285), School Office (703-221-3868), and Religious Education Office (703-221-3127). If a parishioner wishes to reach someone in those offices, we ask that they please call the designated number. This is a change from the previous arrangement where you would be able to dial an extension after reaching the general number of the parish. We had to make this change to correct problems we were having with the former system.
Upcoming Parish Events
Pentecost Mass and Intercultural Festival
Saturday, May 19th
Please come join us for our First Annual Intercultural Festival on Saturday, May 19th at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church. Prior to the Festival, there will be a celebratory Mass for Pentecost, which will begin at 5:30 p.m. The Mass for this event will be multicultural (bilingual). The prayers and music will reflect the diversity here at St. Francis of Assisi. There will be a festival meal in the Parish Center Gym after our celebratory Mass.
Join Scouting Night
May 22nd at 7:00 p.m.
St. Francis of Assisi’s Cub Scout Pack 1385 invites YOU to join Cub Scouting. Cub Scouts is open to boys in rising 1st-5th grades. The Join Scouting Night will be held on Tuesday, May 22nd at 7:00 p.m. in the Parish Center Dining Hall. Questions? Please click here.
immediately after 5:30 p.m. Mass
The Pastoral Council invites you to a screening of American Creed. Please visit americancreed.org to view the trailer. A facilitated discussion will follow the film. We are hoping to bring together people of different backgrounds and viewpoints to discuss our common American and Franciscan values. We will meet immediately after 5:30 p.m. Mass on June 9th in the St. Catherine Room. Questions? Please contact Michelle Nicolai.
Care for Creation Meeting
Sunday, May 20th
Please join us on Sunday, May 20th at 10 a.m. in the Br. Juniper Room. Everyone is welcome to join us.
Mission 2018 Vitamin Campaign
Our Missioners traveling to Peru in June will again be carrying children’s vitamins for the parish medical clinics at Santa Ana and in the Pastoral Zone. The children of the “squatter towns” suffer greatly from the developmental effects of poor nutrition. Children’s vitamins are expensive and hard to obtain in Peru. This year Fr. Tony specifically requested that we bring “gummies” for the very young children. Our goal is to carry 500lbs / 72,000 gummies with us. $9 provides about 320 gummy vitamins. Donations of any amount would be appreciated. Envelopes can be found on the bulletin board on your right as you leave church.
2018-2019 Religious Education Registration is Now Open!
Please click here to register.
Come Home Program
May 14th, May 21st, and June 4th
COME HOME – TAKE ANOTHER LOOK
If someone you know has been away from the Catholic Church for whatever reason; divorce, birth control, lifestyle, invalid marriage, or any other reason, we encourage you to have them “Take Another Look”. We will have a short program on three Monday nights: May 14th, May 21st, and June 4th. Each night will begin at 7:30 p.m. in the Br. Juniper Room and last no more than 2 hours.
If you are interested, please contact
2018 Car Raffle
Car raffle tickets and an informational letter have been mailed to each family. Please take note of a few changes stated in the letter. Even though the Car Raffle is sponsored by All Saints Church, proceeds still benefit St. Francis Parish. This is our Parish’s largest fundraiser! Each purchaser has a chance to win five cars plus $20,000 in cash drawings!
For additional tickets or information, please contact Chanel Marquis at 703-221-4044, ext. 222